The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the APC plans to disrupt the proceedings of the state Election Petition Tribunal should be seen as a direct invitation to the police and other security agencies to beef up security at the tribunal proceedings.
The Acting Chairman of the APC, Elder Adelowo Adebiyi, through a statement signed by the Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, said PDP’s allegation of an imagined plan by the APC to dress up hoodlums in the attires of PDP to cause attacks at the tribunal proceedings was no more than its grand plan to plunge the state into crisis.
The party said it is in PDP’s character to always resort to violence to get whatever it fails to secure through acceptable means.
It warned that the people of Osun will not fold their arms and watch a repeat of what happened in Ekiti where judges are now targets of shameful unwarranted attacks.
The party called on all security agencies to treat the PDP’s accusation as an invitation to be on a red alert in case the violence being plotted by it is executed.
“APC is a law abiding party. We are not known for violence like PDP. It is their own character to cause confusion and create violence where they fail to get what they want.
“APC did not plan and has no intention to cause any commotion as we know we won the election of August 9 fair and square.
“It therefore falls on the security agencies to arrest anybody who causes violence at the tribunal proceedings regardless of what attires he is putting on.
“We do not nurse any fear as to the outcome of the tribunal and will do everything humanly possible to make sure that Osun remains on a path of progress, growth and development.
“We therefore call on all security agencies to launch a thorough investigation into the allegation by the PDP with a view to getting to the roots of the whole matter,” the statement said.